Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Growing Garden



I was able to steal a quick smile from Hubby while he was out in the garden...pulling weeds.


While he went on to mow the lawn, I busied myself with other important tasks - picking daisies and taking pictures. ; )


As you can see, the grape vines grew quickly. It will be some time until there's fruit to pick, but we love the billowing green corridor of curly vines they offer through the summer.


The yellow flowers that border the garden are a variety of marigold (for pest resistance). We chose this variety because they looked wild.

And so far the garden hasn't been invaded by deer or rabbit, unless they're pruning very wisely.

As of this evening, there is one nearly red tomato hanging from one of the tomato plants. We will be sure to celebrate the day it is plucked as it will be the first taste of our new garden.

39 comments :

24 Corners said...

Your garden is adorable! I love the table and chairs sitting right in the middle of it all...the perfect place to sit and watch the garden grow...or to watch hubby picking weeds (he looks very happy by the way for a guy picking weeds). ;)

That very special first tomato doesn't realize how famous it's going to be! Happy tasting!
xoxo J~

mariondee-designs said...

Your garden is looking so lovely and sooo relaxing! It could be in a magazine. It's especially rewarding eating something you've grown yourself and tastes so much better. I'm not sure if I said congrats on your pregancy but I just want to tell you how excited I am for you both, I can just tell you will make wonderful parents. God bless! Maryann

Jenny said...

Sounds lovely, nothing like home grown!

RoseSommer said...

Your open garden looks so relaxing; so much open space.....
And your husbond looks really good in the middle of it! (It's nothing as sexy as a man working in the garden, cooking, washing bathroom, etc. Agree?? ;-)

pve design said...

...I see little feet running and playing a good game of "hide and seek" there.
pve

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Your garden is looking great! Home grown always tastes so much better.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Looks fabulous Trina - love that late afternoon sun. julesxo

Razmataz said...

Since you mentioned your babies on the way, everytime you post I see little ones in the house, garden or wherever the photo is......it's going to be a lovely place for a family to grow.

Katie said...

Looks great! We're crossing our fingers with the deer situation too. So far, so good. But at the first sign of their nibbling, I plan to unleash all anti-deer remedies in one fell swoop. :) Good luck!

Meredith said...

I love the garden! It reminds me so much of the garden we had in one of our homes when I was little. We even had a pumpkin patch nearby, and come fall we always had a million pumpkins out on the porch and more pumpkin pie than you could shake a stick at. My parents used the marigold borders too, and it worked like a charm for them as well! Can't wait to see how the grapes come in, they look lovely so far!

Kathy said...

A cute husband and picking weeds? Girlfriend you are lucky!

Melissa said...

Garden looks great! Isn't it fun to see things grow, even better when veggies start to be produced.

Boston Bee said...

Garden rooms are the best! My 4 year old loves going in and out of ours. My hubby is a talented gardner so I'm very lucky, as I am not as talented! Enjoy these rooms with your new little one, as my baby is a miracle as yours is...we share a similar story ;)bb

the gardeners cottage said...

hi trina,

hubby looks exceedingly happy. ear to ear grin. and i love the multi purpose yoga mat.

~janet

Design Love said...

Your hubby could be a model!!! What a beautiful smile.....anyways, cute garden....

Cindy

Charity Donovan said...

so stinkin' cute!

Simply LKJ said...

Trina,
I looks lovely. We tried grapes, but I don't think they liked the hot weather here. Marigolds are fantastic for pest control!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Make sure he gets some cool lemonade for working hard...and smiling!

Love how you capture these outdoor settings!

Nikki said...

I love the little stone path. So quaint. I love when men work in the yard...and I can watch sipping on my ice tea ;) Not that it happens at my house that often.

Smileyisles said...

everything about your house--inside and out--is just gorgeous! You are one lucky gal!!

Ticking and Toile said...

I love gardens! Your's looks so nice w/ the table & chairs at the end of the path! Your hubby is so cute out there weeding for you :)

xo,
Shellagh

farmhousebythefalls said...

Is that a yoga mat hubbs is kneeling on?!? What a good idea! As for deer -- here in Virginia abutting a 440 acre national park the deer have become as common as mosquitoes and even more annoying. I finally had to deer fence the whole property if I wanted a single flower or zuke. Grrrrrrrrrr. . .

My Yellow House said...

Hi Trina,
What a picture perfect garden! I never thought about planting marigolds but I hear they are the best repellant. How darling your hubby looks grinning from ear to ear ~
We picked our first vegetables the other day and ate them right away - almost better than Christmas when the first picking comes. :)
Hope you are feeling well ~

Sarah

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Your garden is lovely and like you, I am waiting for my first tomato!

kayce hughes said...

It all looks perfect in a wonderful easy way.

Gail said...

Looks like your garden is growing quite nicely! I love the idea of using marigolds as natural pest deterrent. Plus, they add so much beauty to a garden. ;)

How are the babies doing? Did the cherry pie satisfy your craving?...at least temporarily? :-)

Gail

Snappy Di said...

We have had one tomato too! BUT, there's more on the way soon!!

Di

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What an adorable garden setting! Your yard and garden look so inviting. It is great to have reliable help too!
Thank you for your kind words and entering my giveaway!
Yvonne

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Trina,
There's nothing like your own first tomato...enjoy when the time comes! Your garden and grape vines look wonderful...one day you'll be enjoying your own bottle of wine...now that will be cause for celebration! I hope you have a wonderful Friday...Maura:)

clarita said...

I've been following your blog for several months, and have enjoyed it so much! Perhaps partially because my husband and I recently bought an old city (though more suberbia) and restored it, and so I am very aware if I see that anyone else is doing the same thing! Love the beauty and style you possess. Your home looks so lovely and welcoming! And congratulations on the little baby coming! I can only imagine your happiness! Many blessings to you!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a lovely garden...hope you are enjoying the summer and this unexpected heat wave :-)

danemi1 said...

gorgeous hubby - gorgeous garden - how lucky can a girl get!

shiree segerstrom said...

What a sweet little sitting area!

Southern Lady said...

Your garden looks great! We have been enjoying our tomatoes for a while. I'm sure you will have many more! Carla

Mary Lou said...

If you put that tomato on a biscuit, think of me!
Beautiful yard.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hello Trina,
I've just found your blog and I'm so glad I did!! I've enjoyed browsing through all of your pictures and reading previous posts. Your home and garden are beautiful!! And, congratulations to you and your husband on your new addition to the family...how wonderful!
I'm a happy new follower. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
~ Jo

Moxie Maley said...

What a lovely garden! We just planted herbs and I'm hoping they can inspire even more gardening! Glad to have found your blog :)

Heaven's Walk said...

I agree with Kathy, Trina - an adorable hubby with an adorable smile picking weeds while you float about the yard taking photos. What a great way to spend your day.....lol!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Anonymous said...

I know you didn't ask but your chairs would look lovely painted red amid all that greenery. Sorry couldn't help myself.

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